Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Film & Video, Literary Arts
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
TOPAZ ARTS supports all artists of different disciplines and backgrounds encouraging the creation of new works.
Your Artistic Background/Mission
TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. is a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts organization founded in 2000 by artists Todd Richmond (composer/visual artist) and Paz Tanjuaquio (choreographer/dancer) to foster new works and support the creative process. Having worked on projects since 1993, the artists saw a great need for a space in which to explore collaborations. TOPAZ ARTS was formed to provide such a place where the facilities meet the needs of artists – a space where collaborations can flourish and the process shared with the community. TOPAZ ARTS provides public programs in contemporary dance and visual arts. Facilitating new works, TOPAZ ARTS offers space, gallery showings and residency opportunities, assisting hundreds of artists in the development and presentation of their works.